CMS reorganises in Luxembourg with Dentons team hire

CMS has replenished its ranks in Luxembourg with a team hire from Dentons, including the latter’s former office managing partner. Frédéric Feyten was Dentons’ managing partner in Luxembourg and is joined by of counsel Jean-Dominique Morelli in CMS’s tax department. Morelli joins CMS as a partner. Dentons corporate partners Gérard Maitrejean and Pawel Hermeliński have […]

Reed Smith hires Ashurst duo in Frankfurt

Reed Smith has added its first dedicated tax partner to its Frankfurt offices from Ashurst, the second US outfit to add a partner in the city in two days. Martin Bünning, a tax lawyer and adviser had been with the UK firm for just three years and made the move to Reed Smith joining its […]

Pinsents hires from HMRC to boost tax fraud group

Pinsent Masons has hired from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to bolster its litigation and tax teams, bringing in the former head of the department’s offshore corporate and wealth enforcement team, Andrew Sackey. This is Pinsents’ second lateral in three months, building on the arrival of Fieldfisher’s Nicole Jadeja in life sciences back in September. […]

Kirkland gains third Paris partner with tax hire

Kirkland has hired a third partner for its Paris office, this time in the tax department, with a hire from a local French firm. Nadine Gelli who is currently a tax partner in the office from the local firm De Pardieu Brocas Maffei, will make the move to the US firm. Gelli advises on all […]

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Bakers re-elects Chadwick for second term as London head

Baker McKenzie’s Alex Chadwick has secured the role of London managing partner for a second term. The reappointment follows a contested election, which saw Chadwick run against antitrust and competition partner Samantha Mobley. Earlier this year, Mobley took up a position on the management committee of Bakers’ London office, having previously headed the firm’s EU, […]


Kirkland and Linklaters trade tax partners in latest swap

Linklaters has hired a Kirkland & Ellis tax partner, in a reverse hire just a few weeks after Kirkland lured a tax partner from Linklaters. Chris Smale will join the magic circle firm’s practice from the US firm, where he will be advising funds, financial sponsors and corporate clients. Smale is a Linklaters alumnus, having […]

One Essex Court gains two silks from Pump Court Tax Chambers

One Essex Court has snagged two silks from Pump Court Tax Chambers, as the magic circle set expands its tax disputes practice. Julian Ghosh QC and Jonathan Bremner QC have made the move to One Essex after 26 and 13 years respectively at the specialist tax chambers. This brings One Essex Court’s total silk headcount […]

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Weil replenishes tax ranks after Kirkland exit

Ten months after Weil Gotshal & Manges lost one of its London tax lawyers to Kirkland & Ellis, the firm has added a new partner to the group from Vinson & Elkins. Jenny Doak will make the shift from Vinson & Elkins to Weil Gotshal after nearly eight years at the former, where she joined […]

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Kirkland lures another Linklaters partner to the Gherkin

Kirkland & Ellis has taken another partner from Linklaters, as a second member of the magic circle firm’s tax team leaves for the US firm in London. Mavnick Nerwal will make the move to the Gherkin two years after Kirkland picked up former Linklaters partner Tim Lowe, who co-heads the US firm’s tax practice. Lowe joined […]


Gibson Dunn hires second lateral in a fortnight with latest Mayer Brown joiner

Two years after hiring Mayer Brown’s Jeremy Kenley and Sandy Bhogal, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has brought over another partner from the firm to expand its London office. Ben Fryer, who will make the move to the US firm’s City office, is a tax partner regularly advising on aspects of UK and cross-border transactions, including […]

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